Port Royal Cypress Wetlands
Open to the public everyday during daylight hours, located on Paris Ave. Free. Experience the wonders of the wetlands as you stroll the boardwalk and visit the rookery. This is a working organic laboratory and stormwater system for the benefit of all. A photographer’s paradise with nesting birds, alligators, turtles, etc. For more information visit www.friendsofportroyalcypresswetlands.org , Facebook at FriendsofPRCypressWetlands, or on Instagram at friendsofprcypresswetlands.
The Historic Port Royal Museum
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or upon request, Thursdays through Sundays, The Historic Port Royal Museum, 1634 Paris Ave. The museum features the turn-of-the-century businesses and industries of Port Royal: Shrimping, crabbing, oystering, the railroad, the school and the mercantile. Great gifts featuring local artists are available. For more information. visit www.portroyalhistory.org, email email@example.com or call 843-524-4333.
Ancestor of the Land – Rufus Daniel Mitchell
5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 20, Beaufort Arts Council, Mather Campus, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribault Road, Building 1. A Tribute by Bernice Mitchel Tate, Andy Tate and Dr. Derek Mitchell Tate to the Beaufort County Rural Black Farmer. An authentic Beaufort County, S.C. Gullah Cultural Heritage photographic, visual art, digital art, material culture exhibition and instillation experience celebrating the life and times of Rufus Daniel Mitchell (1913-1987), his family and the historic Sheldon farming community.
Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club meetings
6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, May 20, June 17, July 15, Washington Street Park. After a year of masks, social distancing, hygiene measures and vaccinations (you have yours, right?), we can finally meet in person. Meetings at the beautiful, newly refurbished Washington Street Park at the corner of Washington Street and Newcastle Street in Beaufort. Speaker for May 20 will be Rev. Kenneth Hodges, Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church and champion of the Harriet Tubman Monument.
LIVE After 5
5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, May 20, June 17, July 15, downtown Beaufort. Every third Thursday of the month is downtown Beaufort’s newest recurring monthly party with live music, local artists, late night shopping and drink and food specials. Rain or shine. Free entertainment, sponsored by Activate Beaufort, featuring Wayne Grabenbauer and Southbound 17.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 29, Zen Den, 707 and 709, Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Hosted in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center. The best of the best local authors are gathered in one place to present new projects and sign books. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-929-9449.
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, May 29, June 12, July 10, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, offers CPR. Cost is $35 for YMCA certified course. Those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Contact William Howell, Aquatics Director, 843-522-9622. To register visit the Y front desk or online at beaufort-jasperymca.org and click ‘Register for a Program’ at the top of the page.
Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Luncheon
5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 3, Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic Street. Cost for Chamber Members is $45. Cost for nonmembers is 65. The Chamber’s Legislative Reception is the business community’s opportunity to connect with Beaufort County’s state legislative delegation, federal officials, and local elected leaders. This two-hour, evening event will feature passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine. Seating will be limited to encourage attendees to circulate. Attendees can choose to be indoors with A/C or on the patio with fresh air.
BIFF Bites Fun-Raiser
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 3, Lowcountry Produce, 302 Carteret Street. $35 ticket includes two drink tickets for beer/wine. Proceeds benefit the Beaufort Film Society. Tickets to the 2022 Beaufort International Film Festival, a value of $650, will be given away.
Beaufort Garden Club Plants and Flowers Show and Tell
9 a.m to noon, Saturday, June 5, at the gazebo, Port Royal Farmers’ Market. Free to the public. The club’s dedicated plant whisperers will be on hand with a collection of plants and flowers and will share their secrets for successful growing. Members are expected to bring their favorite but not widely known plants or flowers. Visitors will receive information to take with them on how each item is grown.
Maye River Quilters Guild meeting
10 a.m., Saturday, June 5 via Zoom. To get the link for the meeting, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com. For additional meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, visit the website or call 843-530-1244.
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, June 5, Aug. 14, Sept. 25, Nov. 13, at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, offers CPR. Cost is $25 for YMCA certified course. Those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Contact William Howell, Aquatics Director, 843-522-9622. To register visit the Y front desk or online at beaufort-jasperymca.org and click ‘Register for a Program’ at the top of the page.
The Girl Who Wore Freedom screening
7 to 10 p.m., Sunday, June 6, Tabby Garden, 307 West Street. Free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged and benefit the Beaufort Film Society. Cash bar available. Venue is outdoors, dress accordingly. The Girl Who Wore Freedom was the 2021 Beaufort International Film Festival Duty and Honor category winner, as well as Audience Choice. Director Christian Taylor will be available for questions immediately following the screening.
Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s May meeting
6 p.m., Thursday, June 10, Beaufort Yacht Club’s new deck on Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dues and renewals will continue on the same monthly system prior to the pandemic. The porch bar will be utilized and Club restrooms will be available. Captain Tim Carver, local guide, for Tight Lines Unlimited will discuss Spot Tail Bass (Red Fish). He will present rods and reels, and baits/lures of choice. This information will also include how to select best fishing spots, dealing with water clarity, tides, and currents. Captain John Mathews will also give a brief presentation on his new program – Marsh Sense – learning to wade and fish in tidal marsh on foot. Remember to weigh in your favorite catch at the Port Royal Landing Marina – Safe Harbor – during regular hours. The Club will draw names for those who weighed in during May. Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply is sponsoring the monthly $50 weigh-in drawing. Guests are welcome. Reservations are not needed. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email email@example.com.